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Several cities throughout Texas, including Houston—which is the 4th most-populated city in the country—are heavily flooded after getting significant rainfall due to Hurricane Harvey over the weekend. The images that have been released that show parts of Houston completely underwater are bringing back memories of the 2010 flood that devastated Nashville for many residents.

Per a report by the Tennessean, the flooding in Texas may be even worse, as the area was inundated with water even faster than Nashville. Some locations in Texas received more than 20 inches of rain in a 24-hour period, while Nashville received around the same amount in a 48-hour period in 2010.

A Facebook post by the U.S. National Weather Service in Nashville also stated that conditions are unlikely to improve in Texas over the next week, as an additional round of rain is expected in the coming days.

Parents of children who attend East Nashville Magnet High School are frustrated with the lack of a crossing guard outside of the school, and they say that too many drivers passing through the area are speeding and not paying attention.

Per a report by WKRN.com, parents say that Gallatin Avenue in front of the school is simply too busy and too heavily trafficked for students to attempt to cross the street on their own. The Tennessee Department of Transportation says that nearly 22,000 drivers use the roadway every day.

One local parent told reporters that the roadway is dangerous for anyone to cross, let alone high school students. She also said that a crossing guard was present on the roadway last year. However, Metro Nashville Police says that crossing guards are only provided to elementary and middle schools.

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Around 50 bicyclists on Thursday took part in a ride of support for the man who was struck by a vehicle while riding on the Natchez Trace Parkway in Franklin recently.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the cyclists met up at Franklin High School on Thursday afternoon and road to the city’s courthouse to raise awareness for the man’s case.

The cyclist who was hit by the vehicle appeared at the school to express his thanks to the cycling community for its support.

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A woman suffered injuries after her SUV was hit by a train on tracks in the Berry Hill area of Nashville late Wednesday night.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the accident happened just before midnight on the tracks at Craighead Street near Oceanside Drive and Interstate 65.

An investigation by Metro Nashville Police revealed that the warning lights and signals at the railroad crossing were working prior to the accident. It’s unknown what caused the woman’s SUV to end up on the tracks and in the path of the train.

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A 21-year-old woman from Adams, Tennessee, was killed on Tuesday night when her vehicle collided with a semi-truck in the westbound lanes of Interstate 24 in Montgomery County.

Per a report by Clarksville Now, the accident happened near mile marker 16 at around 10:30 p.m. when the victim attempted to pass the truck at a high rate of speed after the truck began to slow down in response to traffic in front of it.

However, an investigation by the Tennessee Highway Patrol revealed that she failed to brake in time when her vehicle was near the truck, causing it to go underneath the truck.

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An accident involving four vehicles resulted in six fatalities in the northbound lanes of Interstate 65 near Bowling Green late Thursday.

WKRN.com reports that the crash happened at around 10:30 p.m. near mile marker 30 on a stretch of the interstate near an active construction project where it narrows from three lanes to two lanes.

A report by Kentucky State Police indicates that the crash occurred when a commercial vehicle was stopped in a line of traffic and a second commercial vehicle failed to stop, crashing into two vehicles and then the stopped commercial truck.

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A man was struck by a car and killed in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 24 in Murfreesboro early Wednesday morning.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the accident happened at around 4 a.m. near Medical Center Parkway after the man’s vehicle ran out of gas. An investigation by the Tennessee Highway Patrol found that the man exited his vehicle after the vehicle ran low on fuel. He then began walking down the interstate to find help.

While he was walking, he was struck by a vehicle. The THP says that the driver of the vehicle that struck the victim didn’t see him before the accident.

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The driver of a vehicle that struck a pedestrian in Old Hickory early Friday was arrested by Metro Nashville Police near the scene.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the accident happened near the Old Hickory Boulevard bridge that spans the Cumberland River at around 12 a.m.

The Metro Nashville Police report that witnesses say the victim was walking in the road just before he was struck by the vehicle.

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Drivers with Uber and Lyft say they expect to pick up and drop off plenty of passengers in Nashville this weekend due to things like the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, Bonnaroo, and CMA Fest.

WKRN.com reports that one driver quit her job to drive for Lyft in Nashville. She says that because parking downtown is so expensive, with some lots charging $80 for two hours, more people will rely on ride-sharing services to get to their destinations. She also said that she expects to complete around 30 fares.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation told reporters that traffic backups and congestion are expected throughout the area, including downtown, and that people who plan on participating the festivities should avoid driving if possible.

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Floods—particularly flash floods—are the number two weather hazard that residents in Middle Tennessee face just behind tornadoes.

Per a report by WKRN.com, flash floods are extremely dangerous for drivers as they combine the destructive power of water with speed and unpredictability. A meteorologist who works with the National Weather Service told reporters that flash flooding is a huge threat to drivers in Middle Tennessee.

She said that terrain plays a major factor in the severity of floods, as steep hills and mountains have fast runoffs, which can lead to fast rising water on roads. Unfortunately, some drivers find themselves in dangerous situations when they drive into floodwater, especially if they don’t know how deep it is.

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